Through our ASPIRE Award Program, HISD strives to recognize the impact of our teachers, campus administrators, and many other employees who are accelerating student progress at the highest levels. Below is more information about how these awards are determined using value-added analysis and achievement data.
These awards are based on results from the 2009-2010 school year and were distributed January 26, 2011.
Each year, HISD’s value-added information will become more robust as more longitudinal information is included the value-added analysis. Calibrations are made to historical value-added information to ensure a fair comparison from one year to the next. Consequently, it is possible that current value-added reports may reflect different results for a prior year than was reported during the year of the initial analysis. HISD uses the most current, reliable value-added information each year when ASPIRE Awards are determined. Any adjustments to value-added analysis are applied to all data. Therefore, there would be no impact on previous year’s ASPIRE Awards.